Discussion in 'Foreign Affairs' started by maxflinn, Aug 21, 2017.
European Conference on Settlement Activity Declares Israel 'Apartheid Regime'
Prince Charles suggested 'influx of foreign Jews' was partly to blame for Middle East unrest and asked who will take on 'Jewish lobby' in America in letter to close friend
Prince Charles was fiercely criticised last night after it emerged he once urged the US to ‘take on the Jewish lobby’ – and blamed ‘the influx of foreign Jews’ for causing unrest in the Middle East.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal the incendiary comments are contained in a letter in which the Prince lays bare his thoughts on one of the world’s most bloody disputes.
Writing to his close friend Laurens van der Post in 1986, the Prince makes a startling assessment of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
He argues it was the exodus of European Jews in the middle of the last century that ‘helped to cause the great problems’.
He goes on to say terrorism in the region will only end when its causes are eliminated.
He then expresses the hope a US President will find the courage to stand up to the American ‘Jewish lobby’.
Is there any buffoon at all out there not susceptible to this type of thinking?
In practically his every utterance Prince Charles invariably demonstrated inability to grasp cause and effect in politics and economics.
Out of interest, is Vans Der Post's response on the record? He at least had some intelligence and perspicacity .
Charles got it spot on!
I don't know what's "startling" about this. Anyone with a working brain cell could understand that plonking a load of foreigners, who probably had never set foot in the country before, on to land and property owned by someone else was going to cause friction. When the previous owners are denied their right to a living and the intruders start attacking them, well that's a sure receipe for disaster. Simple.
Prince Charles was 100% correct
... Anti-Semitism is a form of cognitive failure. It reduces complex problems to simplicities. It divides the world into black and white, seeing all the fault on one side and all the victimhood on the other. It singles out one group among a hundred offenders for the blame. It silences dissent and never engages in self-criticism. The argument is always the same. We are innocent; they are guilty. It follows that if we—Christians, members of the Aryan race or Muslims—are to be free, they, the Jews, or the state of Israel must be destroyed. That is how the great crimes begin...
Fair play to him. I always knew there was a touch of decency in him - though he behaved despicably towards Diana and his leadership of the Parachute Regiment who carried out the Bloody Sunday Massacre is a stain on his reputation.
Charles got full marks for his analysis of the cause of the Middle East conflict.
Well, full marks from you and your buddies.
Hey man, why don't you just create an account?
Yes, from all people who understand the concept of action and reaction.
He clearly doesn't believe that what he has to say is worth the effort of opening an account - I tend to agree with him.
Because I'm banned from the site!
Censorship is rampant in this forum. They do not like free speech here, but support criminals !
Is this Roc_?
If you promise to not be stupid and report the site without discussing things with the staff first then I could reconsider your ban.
We don't censor, we do however remove idiots from discussions.
Just like in the Soviet Union- declare all dissidents insane and remove them to the asylum.....
Hi roc - seems you are missing us.
Will you in your turn promise to take more seriously the concept of hate speech, read existing legislation, help your moderation team become better euipped to pro actively recognise its intent and occurrence on this site, and guard against it? I am not calling for debate to be shut down, at all. In fact judging and precluding hate speech is an important aspect of promoting free speech. Anyway think about it. Cheers.
No amount of meanderings will make this some thing it's not.
It is not anti-semitism , it is a statement of fact.
Great crimes begin when people try to wallpaper over atrocities and the maltreatment of one group of people by another and whitewash their crimes